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How to deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server.By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun things. I used an existing tutorial ... Read More »

MiniDisc: an appreciation

In this video you’ll see the first machine and the last machine as well as some in-between. There’s talk about MD-LP, Net-MD and HiMD. It’s a personal retrospective of a format that was loved by many people around the world but one that is all too often is judged purely on its lack of performance in the US market. Great ... Read More »

Hacking Final Fantasy 1 on the NES

I decided I wanted to hack Final Fantasy 1, one of my favorite games growing up, that I put in more than 100 hours playing. I used fceux as my NES emulator, same as in the video and followed mostly the same patterns. I kept some notes on how I did it and thought others might find the process as ... Read More »

They used to last 50 years

Now refrigerators last 8-10 years, if you are fortunate. How in the world have our appliances regressed so much in the past few decades? I’ve bought and sold refrigerators and freezers from the 1950s that still work perfectly fine. I’ve come across washers and dryers from the 1960s and 1970s that were still working like the day they were made. ... Read More »

10 Best Linux Backup Solutions

Backing up your computer takes time and effort but that is nothing compared to the stress you undergo if things happen to go wrong. A dependable backup tool is something everyone needs to have. Let’s look at some great Linux backup solutions. Read More »